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2013 Bandit review

Hi Bandit Crew!

I wanted to send you some feedback especially since you changed up the course.  First, thank you for making a tough ass 50Kcourse!!  It was sooooo challenging....but that's what I want in an ultra!!  🙂  I'm not a fan of the 5 or however many loop (gently rolling loops at that) runs...boring!!!  Bring on the climbs!!  🙂

I loved the new course!!  The new part was challenging, but I loved all the added single track and spectacular views!!  🙂  I still dislike that portion that is run on road before our last significant climb.

Loved the change to tech tees this year and to a women's specific cut and in colors for the ladies!!!!  🙂  I want to be able to wear the shirt....not stuff it in the back of my drawer.  Loved it, thanks!  🙂

Great volunteers as always!!  Well stocked aid stations (thank you for having ice) and great post event - YUM pizza!!  Cool medal too!!  🙂

Thanks again!!!  🙂  Anne F

2013 Bandit reviews

I had never done a trail race before and I signed up for the Bandit 30k.  It exceeded my expectations in every way.  I was so proud of my finishing.  I just wanted to say thank you for putting on the best event ever!!!!
I shall train more for next year.
Happy Trails,
Rhonda L

Driving Directions to the Aid stations

#1 Corriganville Park - Race Location

118 fwy exit Kuehner and head South. Turn left on Smith road and please be prepared to walk into the park. READ ALL POSTED SIGNS.  DO NOT BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS.


#5 Marrland / Las LLajas Aid Station

118 fwy exit Yosemite and head North.  Drive approx 1.2 miles and turn right on Evening Sky Drive.  Go approx 1/2 mile and the trail head will be on your left. **Please be considerate of the neighborhood with noise and follow all posted signs.


#6 Tapo Open Space Aid Station

118 fwy exit Tapo Canyon Road and head North.  Drive approx 1.6 miles and the trail head will be on your right hand side.  If you get to Lost Canyons Drive then you've gone too far.


**Please note this is a new trail head and cars / trucks drive fast through this section.  When approaching the trail head PLEASE do not stop in the middle of the road to make sure you are in the right location.  Please pull over to the right.


#8 6k start line

118 fwy exit Kuehner and head North.  Parking lot will be approx 100 yards on your right hand side.  Do not parallel park, head in or nose in only.  Do not block any gates and of course don't leave any valuables in sight.

Race Day Registrations

The Bandit is accepting race day registrations

  1. Come Early
  2. Sign the waiver at the waiver table
  3. Bring CASH only
  4. $100 / $90 / $80 / $60 for each of the 4 races.


If you are signing up for the 30 or 50k PLEASE make sure you are properly trained, this is a tough course!

Bandit Cut off times announced

30k - No cut off times
50k has the following cut off times:

1. Open Space Trail Head aid station (Mile 15) 4.5 hours
2. Marr Land / Las llajas aid station (Mile 20) 6 hours
3. Corriganville / Rocky Peak intersection (mile 29.5) 9 hours


The 50k cut off times represent approximately a 18.5 minute mile folks.  Very generous as our volunteers will be on the trail for the duration of this race.

No runners may leave early to beat the cut off times

Cut off times are not negotiable

Bandit Ultra Pricing update

Bandit Ultra Pricing Update


$75 till 1/5/13

$85 1/6/13 - 2/14/13

$100 Day of (cash only)



$60 till 1/5/13

$75 1/6/13 - 2/14/13

$90 Day of (cash only)



$50 till 1/5/13

$65 1/6/13 - 2/14/13

$80 Day of (cash only)



$30 till 1/5/13

$45 1/6/13 - 2/14/13

$60 Day of (cash only)


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The 6045 Issue 5 – News from the TOP of the Bandit Ultra Trail Run

We've made CHANGES! Good ones.

2012's Bandit Race was a complete success. All reviews have been positive, 5-star and thankfully filled with the grueling details of struggle and toughness hence the main reason we keep coming back, right?

There was just one thing that was bugging me (and a few of our 50K runners) and that was how to avoid running Marr Land twice. Well I figured it out and have tested it a few times, got Simi Valley's Recreation and Park Department's blessing and BAM it is done. Check out the new addition (see the map). Gone is the long monotonous mind-numbing second lap on Marr and in is one of the steepest, single-track and fire-road, tree covered and riverbed running additions we could find.

By now we hope you have noticed our new logo and website. Have you ever built a website? It is NOT like running trails and NOT something I'd choose to do but it was needed so I jumped in with both feet. My wife could not believe how much time I spent sitting at the computer - it was unnatural and painful! It's a work in progress.

Since this is the first Newsletter in a while I'm going to cover a few important topics.

If you haven't committed to our race yet, now is the time to make the decision and act on it.

Have you figured out how many days until February 17th, 2013?

92!! 3 MONTHS!


Countdown is ON and I hope to see you there.

Randy Shoemaker

Race Director

Bandit Ultra Trail Run


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